MCV reported this week of which World of Tanks studio Wargaming intentions to help organize a new union for professional e-sports players. Wargaming European e-sports manager Nicolas Passemard implied that devoid of some formal corporation looking out for pro players’ passions, exploitation is possible:
“It comes from a want to do something. We challenged a few issues and incidents, and of course many of us didn’t like that as these incidents were not to be replaced by the players. So in a point we have to make a decision, either we get additional directly involved or perhaps we keep experiencing difficulity. We still desire the players and the squads to lead a life of their own, because if we enable them to too much or if we perform things for them they kind of lose the warm feeling of doing it themselves or they get rid of motivation, but in the tip we had to do something. So we looked at some selections and the best one is usually to help the pro participants create a union for their own reasons. We have to do it, there’ll be issues, maybe many of us aren’t ready [for any players union] but we shall find a way.”
Where you drop on the issue likely depends a lot all on your own experiences with marriage in the real world and on the amount of stock you put into pro gaming generally, but let’s contain it: Do you think that master e-sports players ought to unionize?
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